Badminton History

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1. Competitive badminton is usually played indoors because even light winds affect the course of the shuttlecock.

2. In international play, athletes compete in best-of-three-games matches. A game is played to 21 points, provided that the winner has at least a 2-point advantage. If a 2-point advantage is never reached, the first player or team to score 30 points wins. Points were only awarded to the serving side until 2006, when the BWF adopted the “rally scoring” system, under which either side can score at any time.

3. Badminton first appeared in the Olympic Games as a demonstration sport in 1972 and as an exhibition sport in 1988.

4. The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873.

5. The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873.